Spring has inspired me to get out my camera and start taking pictures again. I’m no professional photographer, but it’s somewhere in my blood and I can’t help my shutter happy hands when so much natural beauty is beckoning me! In spare moments I captured these pictures of outdoor things in my midwestern city.
The scent of lilacs in spring is one of my absolute favorite fragrances. My family had several mature bushes in our backyard when I was young and I made a habit of taking vases of them to our elderly neighbor, Helen, and she would give me Tootsie Pops in return.
A white flowering tree in a neighbor’s yard at sunset.
Bright pink tulips in a light spring rain.
‘The Nymph’ sculpture graces the entrance of a neighborhood near Ward Parkway.
Blossoming purple star flowers.
Spring at the Nelson-Atkins beckons picnickers, players of ultimate frisbee, and amateur camera nerds like me.
Too warm for a jacket today on the top of the WWI museum. Blue skies and 75 degree weather are a welcome treat after a long winter, and make for the perfect conditions to get a snapshot of this tip-top KC view.
Spring has sprung, and so have I in this picture.
This tree doesn’t know it’s spring yet, apparently, but the little dandelion has already put out its seeds, ready to be blown into the wind.
Yellow roses at Loose Park, blooming unabashedly for all to see.
Colors burst in every pixel of this photo taken in a Westport neighborhood. As the temperature warms up, colors saturate the earth’s palette.
Another picture taken at Loose Park. The geese are happy when the ice turns to warm, wet ripples.
Daisies. Just because.